Saturday, September 10, 2005

Time To Stockpile Sudafed

It was once said that the nation is never safe as long as Congress is in session. How true. Once again the busybodies in D.C. are expanding the surveilance arm of the Gov in the name of the Drug War.

According to the AP the Senate voted by unanimous consent to add [an] anti-meth measure to the massive Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill, which is expected to pass the Senate next week. The bill would force stores that sell Sudafed and the like to sell the drug only from behind the pharmacy counter. (sounds fair enough, but enough is never enough with these ne'erdowells) The bill would require consumers to show picture ID and also set up a computer system to limit the amount of pills purchased in a 30 day period as well as track between stores to keep people from exceeding the limit.

How much you wanna bet that the system will keep running totals and flag those families with allergies as meth producers? Also, what will the Law of Unintended Consequences give us? Perhaps "safer" meth from Mexico? Perhaps Adrenochrome*? Assuredly it will give us a bigger and more intrusive FedGov.

*supposedly a super-secret drug extracted from a living human brain only after the subject is severly traumatized - as it is necessary for the brain to produce the drug.